Designing with Identity in Mind: A Case Study on Two Deaf-centric Programs in Madrid and Cape Town

Nov 7, 2019
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Designing with Identity in Mind: A Case Study on Two Deaf-centric Programs in Madrid and Cape Town

This session will look at two innovative programs – one from Gallaudet University and the other from California State University – that were both awarded a CIEE Access Grant for their deaf-centric study abroad programs. Currently, providers and universities play a game of “catch up” trying to help a student with a disability go abroad. This is because most programs aren’t designed with these students in mind. This session will explore the inclusive and intentional design approach taken at Gallaudet and California State University to meet the needs of deaf students and provide the same access to cultural exploration and language immersion as their hearing peers. Participants will learn how these two models can be tailored to a variety of programs in order to reach student bodies with similar barriers to access.

Chair
Francisco Frisuelos-Krömer, CIEE

Presenters
Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn, Gallaudet University
Emily Hennessy, CIEE
Quinton Redcliffe, CIEE
Lissa Stapleton, California State University Northridge